Shauna Ayers has been untangling the Gordian knots of IT systems for more than seventeen years, analyzing data systems and testing both software and data quality in the manufacturing, medical device, and healthcare industries. Shauna found her passion in developing creative solutions for the analysis and testing of sensitive and highly-regulated data sets at industry leaders such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (now Florida Blue), Vistakon (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), and Availity.
With the high volume of data coming into your organization, it’s important that it be complete, correct, and timely. But considering the velocity at which this data is moving, how do you measure its current quality? You must be able to test it wherever it sits still enough to be viewable, without altering it.
Monsters appeared on medieval maps to identify the unknown dangers of the sea. Likewise, the data profiles for an organization identify the points within its data. A robust data-profiling strategy can provide a more accurate picture of an organization’s data systems and find risks before they become monsters.